The course gives an overview of major topics in current personality research. Historical personality theories are not covered. Primary focus is on trait theories of personality differences, but variability within individuals over time and across situations, assessment, development, genetic and environmental interplay, involvement in life outcomes, and cross-cultural patterns are also addressed. The first six weeks are lectures introducing major theories, topics to be debated by the students, consolidation, and the debating assessment. After that, sessions will feature student debates on specified topics to build critical thinking, verbal expression, and argumentation skills. Students will be randomly allocated to eight groups that will be randomly paired to debate assigned topics. During the last third of each of these four sessions, each student will write a 150-word summary defending one of the positions taken by the week’s debaters to consolidate the learned material. Each summary will be independently peer-marked by two other students at the end of the session, to consolidate the material further. The peer marks will not be recorded for the course but will be returned to students as feedback.